The American Association of Community Colleges recently released a revealing policy brief that examines trends in the educational attainment of community college students. And it bears out some good news. Over the past 20 years, during a time of rapidly rising enrollments, the number of credentials awarded to community college students has risen at double the pace of enrollment — and at an even higher rate for students of color.
More good news from the study: actual student transfer rates are much higher than have been commonly reported in the past. The full document, entitled “The Road Ahead: A Look at Trends in the Educational Attainment of Community College Students,” is available on the American Association of Community Colleges web site.